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China Current Events: June 27

Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women An appeal by the Shanghai subway […]

China Current Events: June 1

‘China detains hundreds in Tibet over self-immolation protests’ Hundreds of people have been detained in Lhasa after two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital on Sunday in protest against Chinese rule, a US-based broadcaster reported.  Read more Air Pollution Fuels Hospital Visits in Hong Kong Deteriorating air quality in Hong Kong […]

Current Events in China: May 7

Newspaper ‘apologizes’ for criticizing US in Chen Guangcheng affair A prominent Chinese newspaper has posted a cryptic apology on its microblog account, supposedly for publishing a scathing article criticizing the American government’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair, and appearing to suggest that it may have been pressured into writing the editorial by the Chinese […]

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    • China-Backed Railway Expansion Stalls in Myanmar - Voice of America August 1, 2014
      China-Backed Railway Expansion Stalls in MyanmarVoice of AmericaBANGKOK —. Three years ago China and Myanmar signed an agreement to construct a high-speed rail network that would connect China's Yunnan Province to the Bay of Bengal. But last month, the three-year memorandum of understanding expired, leaving ...and more »
    • Thailand's ruling junta approves China rail links worth $23bn - The Guardian August 1, 2014
      The GuardianThailand's ruling junta approves China rail links worth $23bnThe GuardianChina is looking to build a 3,000km (1,860m) high-speed line from Kunming all the way down to Singapore, passing through Laos, Thailand and Malaysia — a project that would increase China's GDP and those of the involved nations by $375b, a former ...and more »
    • US Firms Wary About China's Free-Market Claims - Wall Street Journal August 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Firms Wary About China's Free-Market ClaimsWall Street JournalWhen Beijing recently sent a top economic planner to the U.S. to spread word of China's ambitious new reforms, the free market got a big, amorous hug. "The market will play the decisive role in resource allocation," promised Zheng Xinli, who helped ...Chin
    • Japan Names 5 Disputed Islets in East China Sea - ABC News August 1, 2014
      International Business TimesJapan Names 5 Disputed Islets in East China SeaABC NewsThe five islands, named after directions of the compass, are part of the group in the East China Sea known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. Five bigger islands in the group already have names. Chinese and Japanese coast guard ships have ...Japan names 5 disputed i
    • US Hits China Solar Firms - Wall Street Journal August 1, 2014
      Wall Street JournalUS Hits China Solar FirmsWall Street JournalNEW DELH—The U.S. is shaking up the global solar-equipment industry by imposing heavy antidumping tariffs on Chinese makers, a move that is benefiting not just producers at home but also those operating in Asia and encouraging them to expand.and more »
    • Weak Links in China's Food Chain - New York Times August 1, 2014
      New York TimesWeak Links in China's Food ChainNew York TimesWhen McDonald's opened its first restaurant in China in the early 1990s, it did not turn to local suppliers for meat, which most likely would have been cheaper. Instead, it relied on its longtime partner the OSI Group, which had been linked to the fast ...Yum, Yum, Yum: Another Food Safety
    • China's PMI continues to rise - Sydney Morning Herald August 1, 2014
      Sydney Morning HeraldChina's PMI continues to riseSydney Morning HeraldActivity in China's manufacturing sector rose in July, according to China's official gauge, bolstering the government's chances of meeting its 2014 economic growth target of about 7.5 per cent and continuing a recent run of positive data out of the ...China factory act
    • High Stakes in Africa: Can the US Catch China? - Businessweek July 31, 2014
      BusinessweekHigh Stakes in Africa: Can the US Catch China?BusinessweekIn the 1990s, China's economic reforms were just beginning to rev up, and the People's Republic was able to survey the world with the fresh eyes that an emergence from a long period of relative isolation brings. The leadership understood that the good ...and more »
    • Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed - NPR (blog) July 31, 2014
      NPR (blog)Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling SqueezedNPR (blog)Air travel in some of eastern China's busiest airports has slowed to a crawl over the past week or so, stranding thousands of travelers and igniting debate about the increasing competition between military and civilian flights for the country's airspace.and more »
    • State-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in China - Wall Street Journal July 31, 2014
      Wall Street JournalState-Appointed Muslim Leader Killed in ChinaWall Street JournalSHANGHAI—The state-approved leader of China's largest mosque by size was killed in the far western Chinese city of Kashgar, according to multiple accounts, in the latest violence in a region beset by ethnic and religious strife. Jume Tahir was killed ...China: Dozens Dead